In this new series plantswoman Carol Klein shares with us a year in her garden at Glebe Cottage in North Devon.
and April is a time of huge change in the garden, as the remnants of
winter make way for the hope of spring. Carol is busy clearing away the
last of the winter detritus to make way for waves of planting. There's
pruning to be done and she sows the first seeds of the year. Snowdrops
are replaced by celandines and violets, and along the lanes and
hedgerows, primroses abound.
A local hedge pruner, who has come
to cloud-prune Carol's box hedge, finds his work interrupted as the
lengthening days of April bring a nesting hedge-sparrow to the garden